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dc.contributor.authorBradford, L.L.
dc.contributor.authorRavel, J.
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-19T18:35:45Z
dc.date.available2019-09-19T18:35:45Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84990985710&doi=10.1080%2f21505594.2016.1237332&partnerID=40&md5=a86f735c9a3e3e3c119a7ada6548bbc0
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/10939
dc.description.abstractMost of what is known about fungi in the human vagina has come from culture-based studies and phenotypic characterization of single organisms. Though valuable, these approaches have masked the complexity of fungal communities within the vagina. The vaginal mycobiome has become an emerging field of study as genomics tools are increasingly employed and we begin to appreciate the role these fungal communities play in human health and disease. Though vastly outnumbered by its bacterial counterparts, fungi are important constituents of the vaginal ecosystem in many healthy women. Candida albicans, an opportunistic fungal pathogen, colonizes 20% of women without causing any overt symptoms, yet it is one of the leading causes of infectious vaginitis. Understanding its mechanisms of commensalism and patho-genesis are both essential to developing more effective therapies. Describing the interactions between Candida, bacteria (such as Lactobacillus spp.) and other fungi in the vagina is funda-mental to our characterization of the vaginal mycobiome.en_US
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.1080/21505594.2016.1237332en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherTaylor and Francis Inc.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofVirulence
dc.subjectCandida albicansen_US
dc.subjectfungal communityen_US
dc.subjectfungien_US
dc.subjectinfectious diseasesen_US
dc.subjectmicrobial ecologyen_US
dc.subjectmicrobiomeen_US
dc.subjectmicrobiotaen_US
dc.subjectmycobiotaen_US
dc.subjectvaginaen_US
dc.subjectvulvovaginal candidiasisen_US
dc.titleThe vaginal mycobiome: A contemporary perspective on fungi in women's health and diseasesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/21505594.2016.1237332
dc.identifier.pmid27657355


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